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The complete month-by-month wedding planning timeline

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Only a handful of brides have the unbelievable ability for successful short-term wedding planning. However, if you are like most women, you may take a year or more to sort out all aspects of wedding planning.

So, there is no exact timeline to plan a perfect wedding.

Nonetheless, you need a plan! Even if you are an easy-going bride who somehow gets things done in the nick of time.

If you have already planned a wedding, you will need some direction and guidance on what needs to be done.

Don’t you agree?

So, here is a practical wedding planning timeline and month-by-month checklist of all the different tasks that it involves. Use it as such or as a reference to create your own personalized wedding plan and you simply cannot go wrong.

Note: This wedding planning timeline is created for the “average” engagement period, which is a whole year. However, you can adjust it to divide and conquer all the relevant, tasks even if your engagement is longer or shorter.

When you have 12 months left

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Freshly engaged and still reeling from the thrill of the beautiful proposal? Indulge yourself in the ecstasy of this milestone chapter in your life, for it happens just once.

Have a party, take a holiday; all you need to celebrate! Then, get down to business!

Start your wedding planning process with the following tasks.

Prepare the Wedding Budget

Weddings are expensive affairs, and this is the right time to discuss finances with your fiancé.

Calculate the maximum amount you can afford to spend. Then, divide the funds into different expenses. Some of the important factors to consider at this point are:

  • Who pays for the wedding? Are your families/other generous relatives contributing? If so, how much will they be paying?
  • What are your priorities—venue, décor, entertainment, food, honeymoon?
  • What tools will you use to jot down and track expenses? Do you prefer the pen and paper route, spreadsheets or a budget planning app?

This useful budget planning tool will help you create an estimate and break it down into different aspects.

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Best Wedding Hairstylists in Toronto and GTA 2021

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Bridal Hair is a beautiful and meaningful art. Every bride-to-be wants to look beautiful and confident on their wedding day. We want to help you find the perfect wedding hair stylist for you. We have compiled a list of the best wedding hair stylists in Toronto and GTA. As each one has their own style and preference, the list is in alphabetical order. These are the Top Wedding Hair Stylists in Toronto and GTA nominated by Best for Bride. Enjoy exploring and admiring their beautiful works of art! We have also included Frequently Asked Questions for Hair Stylists at the bottom of the post.

Antonella Cumbo

I have been practicing my craft for 14+ years, I strive to give each individual a unique personalized experience. And always keeping up to date on trends and fashion. 

I started my career as a co-op student right out of high school. At the time I didn’t know I wanted to do hair for a living, until one day I sat in on an “updo” class and absolutely fell in love with the art of styling. It was then when I realized that I wanted to make woman feel and look beautiful. Over the years of hairstyling, woman have been afraid to get updos for the fear of not liking it, or ending up with the dreaded “prom hair”. I made it my mission to make sure I offer a unique style of consultation that includes vision crafting, and face shape analysis to determine the best look for their face and body type. This always works. And most often they end up wearing it for a few days!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/antonellacumbo/

Alexis Ibero

5 years of experience in the world of hair has launched me into a romance with styling, educating, & expressing myself through the art of what I love most.

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Best Wedding Makeup Artists in Toronto and GTA 2021

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Bridal Makeup is a beautiful and meaningful art. Every bride-to-be wants to look beautiful and confident on their wedding day. We want to help you find the perfect wedding makeup artist for you. We have compiled a list of the best wedding makeup artists in Toronto and GTA. As each one has their own style and preference, the list is in alphabetical order. These are the Top Wedding Makeup Artists in Toronto and GTA nominated by Best for Bride. Enjoy exploring and admiring their beautiful works of art! We have also included Frequently Asked Questions for Makeup Artists at the bottom of the post.

Amber Malik Makeup

Bringing a bride’s vision of how she wants to be seen on her most special day, to life.

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With over 20 years of experience in Bridal Makeup Artistry, I have had the opportunity to work with various brides, from different cultures, all with their own unique vision of how they want to look for their big day. This job has taken me to different countries, and allowed me to become such a crucial part of someone’s special day. I work together with my brides to come up with the perfect vision of their Makeup look based on their features, outfits, jewelry, and if they have a theme for their wedding. I specialize in South Asian Bridal Makeup, so we get to create different looks for all the events that take place, which is always so amazing. I have the opportunity to create flawless looks that are both traditional and timeless for a ceremony, to trendy and bold for a reception – giving my brides the best of both worlds. I am obsessed with my brides not only looking amazing, but feeling amazing when they see themselves in the mirror for the first time as a bride. Because of this, I ensure I’m available to them until they are ready to leave for their ceremony. When a bride books her Bridal Makeup with me, they have the comfort in knowing I will be there, by their side the entire time.

Aside from Bridal Makeup, I enjoy creating bold makeup looks on myself to share on my social media. This helps me to not only practice different techniques, but it allows me to keep up-to-date on the latest makeup trends. Makeup has been a passion for me for as long as I can remember, and creating various looks on myself has really helped showcase my talents, continue to learn, and step out of my comfort zone. Combined with my experience and passion, my makeup brushes welcome every bride to come sit in my chair. 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ambermak_makeup/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ambermalikmakeup/

AnnimationsMkUp

My name is Annika,  and I founded AnnimationsMkUp 6 years ago to change the face of Bridal Beauty, literally!

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We live to provide professional, friendly service with outstanding results. No more awkward, silent wedding mornings with a stranger who does what they want to do instead of what makes you feel like you! 
I began my career right here in the GTA in 2010, serving much of Southern Ontario, from Belleville to London and beyond. Over the years I have built my team with artists and stylists who exhibit excellent skill, professionalism, and positive energy, which is a major key to our Brand Difference. We have our teams based and focused in the GTA, as well a few sets of artists out west in Alberta who serve all of that province and eastern British Columbia. 
Brides have described us as talented, having contagious positivity, putting them at ease, and a joy to work with. It is their unforgettable, happy experience with us making that first positive impact on such an important day that drives us to serve with excellence.  
We now are proud to have a 5 Star Rating on WeddingWire and several publications in bridal magazines, continually striving to develop our skills and exceed our Brides’ expectations with each wedding we are so fortunate to be a part of. 

Website: http://www.annimationsmkup.com
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/annimationsmkup/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AnnimationsMkUp/

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Best Wedding Videographers in Toronto and GTA 2021

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Wedding Videography is a challenging and powerful way to capture the emotional moment of your wedding day. Every bride-to-be wants to relive the amazing moments of their wedding day. We want to help you find the perfect wedding videographer for you. We have compiled a list of the best wedding videographer in Toronto and GTA. As each one has their own style and preference, the list is in alphabetical order. These are the Top Wedding Videographers in Toronto and GTA nominated by Best for Bride. Enjoy exploring and admiring their beautiful works of art! We have also included Frequently Asked Questions for Videographers at the bottom of the post.

Aperture Lane

Aperture Lane is a witty and warm-hearted wedding brand based in North York best know for its meaningful and cinematic wedding films.

You won’t find the music video style or montage style wedding videos with Aperture Lane. Instead, Ryan and his team work with fun, authentic and classy couples to turn the footage from their weddings into meaningful, artistic videos. The team believes that taking the time to tell an intentional story around the wedding day will allow their Aperture Lane couples to appreciate their keepsakes for many years to come. In establishing the brand, Aperture Lane’s diverse clientele is proof that their storytelling method is not for a particular bunch, but rather a universally appreciated style. Their online platforms showcase faces and celebrations from various cultures ranging from Western style, South Asian, Jewish, West-African and many more. This embodies Aperture Lane’s slogan: Stories bring us all together.

Team Aperture Lane works meticulously to strike a balance between getting the best quality of footage and providing the best experience for their couples and the guests. Couples often forget Ryan and his team are present because of their non-obtrusive workflow where they try their hardest to capture those precious moments with minimal impact on the attendees. They quietly document during the formal portions and enthusiastically direct and encourage their couples during the photo sessions in order to get organic reactions to enhance their films later on. Aside from creating thoughtful narratives with his couples, Ryan, the head of Aperture Lane, is committed to educating brides along their journey to marriage. In addition to intentional social media posts, Ryan has a weekly segment called Wednesday Wisdom by Aperture Lane, where he provides tips to help brides improve their experience with planning their videography, photography and schedule for their wedding day.

At some point in your interaction with Aperture Lane, you’ll very likely find yourself getting emotional during a film, getting inspired by tips or just shaking your head at the shameless dad jokes and humour that pop up frequently there.

Website: https://www.aperturelane.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aperturelane/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aperturelane

Dreamfilms Wedding Videography

My name is Rapheal and I am the owner of Dreamfilms Wedding Videography, based in Brampton Ontario.

 I believe what sets me apart from most wedding videographers are these three things:

  • I don’t capture love stories – this is a positive thing, hear me out: I think it’s disrespectful to limit a love story to a couple of hours or days. A wedding is just one elaborate chapter in a much bigger ‘love story’. What I capture is the detail, emotion and the essence of how that chapter will be remembered.
  • No awkward poses: I don’t give my clients commands like “move your hand behind you head” or “tilt your head up but keep your eyes down” etc. I know these people aren’t hollywood actors and actresses. I simply film things as they happen, and I love the natural reactions I see. Think about it. The last time you were asked to do something in a specific way while being filmed probably felt awkward, right? My clients never have to worry about this feeling with me
  • Amazing audio: they say half of what makes a great video, is having great audio. That is true in every way. I absolutely pride myself on audio production in my films. When I show up on a wedding day, capturing enough audio to create a story in my films is my number one priority. Everyone will pull out their phones during the wedding ceremony and reception, but it takes a true professional to capture vows at the altar or the speech a father will make to his daughter.

Website: www.dreamfilms.ca
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dreamfilms.ca/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dreamfilms.ca

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